How does a former punk rocker somehow get into composing for films? How did Carter Burwell get his first gig with the Cohen Brothers? How does one score for a stop-motion animation such as Missing Link directed by Chris Butler (ParaNorman)? These questions and more get answered in this superb composer interview at PopMatters.
Here’s an exclusive premiere of Walter Martin’s “Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like You)” Lyric Video from the forthcoming Missing Link – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack! The lyric video features stills from the film for those of you looking to get a peak of what’s to come in theaters.
The full soundtrack also features score by Academy Award Nominee Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Carol, Anomalisa, Fargo) will be released digitally on Friday, April 12 on Lakeshore Records. The song previous premiered at Billboard, but now you can listen to and watch the entire track below with song lyrics.
Walter Martin (The Walkmen) is also known for his award-winning family albums (2014’s We’re All Young Together and 2017’s My Kinda Music) and two critically acclaimed albums for adults (2016’s Arts & Leisure and 2018’s Reminisce Bar & Grill).
The toe-tapper recalls some of Randy Newman’s film song work, with the same lighthearted sense of bonhomie. – Melinda Newman, Billboard
Premiering today at Billboard are two track from the forthcoming Missing Link – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like You)” song by Walter Martin (of The Walkmen) and “Westward Ho”, cue by Academy Award®-nominated Composer Carter Burwell (Anomalisa, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). “Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like You)” appears in the film’s end credits. You can listen to both tracks in full exclusively at Billboard, ahead of the full album release. The song will be available as an instant-grat track March 22 on Apple Music and iTunes via Lakeshore Records. The full album will be released on Friday, April 12. See the track list below.
MISSING LINK, an Annapurna Pictures Release of a LAIKA Film, in theaters Friday, April 12!